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SIOG National Representatives

The SIOG National Representatives (NRs) Commitee is one of strategic bodies of SIOG, with an important role in linking SIOG’s core with members, institutions and experts around the globe.

As SIOG spokespersons in their respective countries, our National Representatives act as ambassadors of SIOG's mission, sharing the same values and pursuing the same objectives, in the joint effort to promote progress and innovation in geriatric oncology. They work closely with the SIOG head office to handle various topics of importance at the local and international level. The members of the SIOG NR play a critical role in ensuring that the national priorities are respected, that SIOG’s activities stimulates human resource development with the respective national contexts.

With guidance from the member of the SIOG NR on the design, facilitations and evaluation of its activities and impact, SIOG ensures an integrative approach in the implementation of its activities worldwide.

Why become a National Representative (NR)?

SIOG’s approach is rooted in the highest level of ethics of collaboration and partnership. Recognising the importance of national contexts and priorities, SIOG aligns its activities to national capacities and resources as well as local medical and clinical practices.

In the recent report on ageing and health, the World Health Organisation has called for action on ‘population ageing’. This engagement needs to be contextualised with the societal frameworks relevant to each country. Advocacy for more visibility of geriatric oncology as a specialty and encouraging cooperation between geriatricians and oncologists, as well as with other disciplines, are of utmost importance.

Establishing close collaborations with health authorities and developing concrete measures for a better recognition of cancer care in the elderly through the strengthening of human resources for health (HRH) are achievable goals. SIOG NRs are key actors in raising awareness to improvements made in their countries taking specificities of each health system into account.

Want to become a SIOG National Representative?

You may have noticed that your own country has no appointed NR yet. If you are interested in this position, please contact the Chair of the Membership and National Representatives Committee, Dr. KL Cheung, at info@siog.org

Current National Representatives

Armenia
Yervand K. Hakobyan
Australia
Heather Lane
Austria
Reinhard Stauder
Belgium
Lore Decoster
Brazil
Theodora Karnakis
Brazil
Manuela Zereu
Canada
Martine Puts
Chile
Oscar Calderon
Cyprus
Demetris Papamichael
Denmark
Trine Lembrecht Jørgensen
France
Rabia Boulahssass
Germany
Ulrich Wedding
Greece
Athanasios Karampeazis
Hong Kong, SAR China
Wendy Wing-Lok Chan
India
Joyita Banerjee
India
Ravi Mehrotra
Ireland
Anne Horgan
Ireland
Shane O'Horgan
Israel
Raya Leibowitz
Italy
Cristina Falci
Japan
Tomonori Mizutani
Japan
Fumio Nagashima
Mexico
Enrique Soto Perez de Celis
Netherlands
Barbara van Leeuwen
Poland
Roman Dubianski
Portugal
Vasco Fonseca
Romania
Laurentia Gales
Singapore
Ravindran Kanesvaran
Slovakia
Maria Wagnerova
South Korea
In Gyu Hwang
Spain
Regina Gironés Sarrió
Spain
Raúl Córdoba Mascuñano
Switzerland
Vérène Dougoud-Chauvin
Thailand
Phichai Chansriwong
United Kingdom
Kwok-Leung Cheung
USA
Vicki Morrison
USA
Arash Naeim
USA
Armin Shahrokni